Lens Hood? Do We Need It?
July 4, 2013
Lens hoods were created primarily to block unwanted light in order to prevent glare and lens flare. But nowadays, lens hoods also serve as lens protector when attached in the shooting position. Most of us including me are sometimes hesitant to take along our lens hoods because it’s bulky and takes too much space in […]
Lens Hood In a Lens Cap – A Really Clever Idea.
August 16, 2011
This is a really neat design. Just tell me when it’s available and I’ll get one in a heartbeat. The designer’s Rhie Hyi Joong and Lee Sang Hwa, created this lens cap that blooms into a lens hood simply by turning a ring.
Street Photography Tip : Take Your Lens Cap Off
July 28, 2010
Black Rapid R Strap Lens Cap Holder, originally uploaded by sweetspot@f8. Months ago I came across a new comer who asked me what’s the best street photography tip I can give him, and my answer is Take Your Lens Cap Off.
Lens Hoods : Third Party VS. Manufacturer Made Lens Hoods
July 19, 2010
I’ve encountered this question many times, Third party made lens hoods(including those sold on ebay) vs manufacturer made. In my strongest opinion it is ok to get a third party made lens hood, in fact they work as well as the original. All of my lens hoods are from third party chinese manufacturers and were […]
Lens Hoods and The Benefits of Using One.
April 10, 2010
Lens Hoods are lens accessories that we put on the end of our camera lenses. The primary reason lens hoods were created was to block light from hitting the front element of our lens to prevent lens flare. Is it required to use a lens hood? Certainly not. It’s an optional accesory, but an important […]